Moorhouse Consulting: What’s next for regulation in the Telecoms industry?

08-May-2018

Early last year, we remarked on the new trends in regulation in the Telecoms, Media and Technology industry. 2016/17 was certainly busy, with regulators issuing record fines, blocking the proposed merger of O2 and Three, and enforcing the legal separation of Openreach from BT. It looks like this was just the start. Fines, probes, and new legislation followed and look set to continue. So what's next, and how do providers keep up?read more

Making Waves: How to Expand in a Saturated Market - a perspective from Moorhouse Consulting

26-Apr-2018

The UK Telecoms market is saturated, making it harder for new players to enter and for established telcos to grow–a pattern replicated in mature markets across the world. Market saturation is often misinterpreted as a lack of opportunity, when in fact it is a sign of overall product commoditisation and the corresponding shift in consumer expectation. Market saturation doesn’t mean market stagnation–it’s a chance for companies to be bolder and smarter in an environment where customers will increasingly see Telcos as utility companies.

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Moorhouse Consulting: Blockchain and Banking: 2B or not 2B

06-Nov-2017

When you strip back the hype, blockchain is a form of database for recording digital transactions. Once entered, records become both permanent and immutable, creating an accurate and tamperproof history of transacted values – one of the reasons it has created so much interest, given the increasing focus on security...read more

Moorhouse Consulting: De-risking investment in innovation

27-Oct-2017

In today’s competitive marketplace, firms are facing more short-term pressure than ever to maintain revenue parity, let alone demonstrate growth. As a result, they are less willing to invest in fostering innovation. It is a common fear that focusing on innovation can lead to a lack of attention on current business activity and therefore have a detrimental effect on business as usual.read more

Moorhouse Consulting: Regulation and Innovation - friend or foe?

06-Apr-2016

The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has had a busy first 12 months undergoing market reviews, mobilising the payment strategy forum and setting guidance for how the Interchange Fee Regulation (IFR) will be implemented in the UK. Given that a regulator is typically characterised by existing to codify and enforce rules and impose oversight for the benefit of the public at large - to also promote innovation makes for an exciting challenge. However, it's too soon to say how successful it's been in its mission. read more

Moorhouse Consulting: Digital Disruption Will Punish Those Standing Still

04-Apr-2016

The term digital' is bandied about a lot these days, and with its overuse comes the risk that it will be perceived as just another wave of new technologies - 'another flash in the pan' or fad' that will prove to be more hype than anything else. However, this is different and the aggregate effect of social, mobile, analytics and cloud is having such an impact on businesses, entire markets will be restructured and every corner of an organisation's operating model will be affected. So, how is this the case? read more